Volvo has introduced the R-Design version of the V40 hatchback that brings both interior and exterior updates. The car now looks more aggressive thanks to the lower grille that has a new frame, while the standard wheels have been replaced by the new 17- or 18-inch five-spoke diamond alloys. At the back of the car we notice the twin exhaust tailpipes as well as the central diffuser area. Customers will be able to get the V40 R-Design with one of the six hues available, including this Rebel Blue finish. This new R-Design trim will be offered for all engine versions of the V40, including the 113 bhp D2 diesel unit and up to the high-end turbocharged T5 gasoline power unit that pumps out 251 bhp.
Just like the regular version of the Volvo V40, this new one is offered with two chassis options in the form of the Dynamic and the optional Sport setup that brings firmer dampers and a lower ride height. Inside the cabin of the R-Design variant there’s a bespoke steering wheel, new pedals, handbrake and gearlever. The seats feature blue embroidered R-Design logos and are available in black Nubuck textile and leather or in full leather. We should also mention the several aluminum inlays that are offsetting the mostly black interior look.
The Swedish automaker is estimating that approximately 10% of those who opt to buy the V40 are going to get this newly introduced R-Design version.